Resources for Undocumented Students and Families

Act on a Dream - Act on a Dream is a student-led, student-run organization at Harvard College dedicated to eradicating the barriers that immigrant students face in realizing their full potential.

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) - On June 15th, 2012 President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action Program which would protect undocumented students from deportation and would provide students with work authorization for a two year period. Students must meet specific requirements & apply online.

Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)  - The Latino legal voice for civil rights in the United States

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) – This is a great resource for empowering undocumented, young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship. 

Documenting the Pathway to College - A Handbook for Undocumented Students

Act on a Dream Scholarship List

General Information:

College Information:

Local DACA Clinics:

Organizations that offer DACA assistance

  • Ayuda- Falls Church

    • 2755 Hartland Rd. Ste. 100, Falls Church, VA 22043

    • 703-444-7009 | www.ayuda.com

  • Catholic Charities of Arlington- Hogar Immigrant Services

    • 6201 Leesburg Pike Ste. 307, Falls Church, VA 22044

    • 703-534-9805 | www.ccda.net

  • Just Neighbors Immigrant Ministry

    • Falls Church: 5827 Columbia Pike, Ste. 320, Falls Church, VA 22041

    • Herndon:  141 Elden St., ste. 200, Herndon, VA 20170, 703-979-1240 http://www.justneighbors.org   

  • Lutheran Social Services- Refugee & Immigration Services

  • Northern Virginia Family Service